Cobwebs around here. For those wondering why I haven’t been posting lately, it’s because I got a job. Something I didn’t expect to happen the way it did, but I’m glad it did.
I worked at Ohlone over the summer as a site supervisor for their kids program. That job ended on a Thursday. I had an interview for a teaching position in Mountain View that Friday, and on the following Monday they offered me the job, which I began that Tuesday. From that point on it’s been a whirlwind.
There is a lot I could say about the job but I will simply focus on one thing right now: it is a huge blessing. I know people through the word “blessing” around a lot but I seriously mean it. There were 200 applicants to this job, they interviewed 12, and they hired me. I was just one person on a big list and figured because of that I would not end up with a job. But somehow I’ve ended up at an exceptional school with very exceptional people. Every staff member I’ve run into from the district and at the other schools has been awesome. The teachers at this school are very supportive and helping me out any way they can. And lastly – this district pays better than any district I’ve heard of and they offer full benefits for the family. That is unheard of. Until now, I guess.
The budget crunch in California means teaching jobs are very difficult to come by. Janelle did not get a job this year. Because of that, and the fact that we have lots of student loans coming due, I was in the “I know God will provide but I don’t know what the heck that looks like” camp over the summer. Here I see – this job is such that we can put Janelle’s loans on forebearance and pay all our other bills. If I’d gotten a job in any other district I don’t think that would have been possible. I know God has provided for me in all kinds of ways throughout my life. But this is one of the times when I’ve felt the most like He is providing. Freakin’ awesome.